Great immersion program for kids! We recently moved to Austin and a search for Chinese immersion programs on google was not very fruitful. Luckily, the few results that came up brought my attention to Marvelous Mandarin.
They have a wonderful (and affordable) summer immersion program. My daughter was in one of their 3 week programs and abacus math. Ms. Lan and her staff makes the program fun and interactive. I found my daughter singing and speaking in Mandarin at home, a feat considering I can barely get her to speak her other languages at home. There was no question that she would also be enrolled in their fall program.
- Isabella G. (mother of 10 y.o. Raquel)
Mrs. Lan is just one of the best.
I have a seven year old daughter that goes to school at Wells Branch Elementary and attends Mrs. Lan's after-school immersion program.
Not only is my daughter learning the language but she is immersed in the culture.
- Laurie C. (mother of 7 y.o. Kennedy)
My son attended a couple of classes so far and I have to say that I am very impressed by them. I am a Chinese, so I am very picky about Chinese programs out there. This one is by far the best one I have encountered. - Aileen L. (mother of 5 y.o. Matthew)
Lu Lu is my daughter in the video“Marvelous Students”, and she only began in late August, 2011! She has been able to learn so much this school year, I can't imagine her being anywhere else. Thanks Ms. Lan! - Nakeenya H. (mother of 9 y.o. Celeste)
Our three year-old son is a Little Panda in Ms. Lan's class. Laoshi Lan is patient with all the children and uses a lot of songs, games, and props to keep the attention of the little ones. She also creates recordings that my son begs to hear at bedtime and in the car. I worried that he couldn't learn Mandarin at such a young age with only one hour per week of instruction but we catch him teaching words to his trucks and dolls so I know it is sticking! - Natalie L. (mother of 3 y.o. Evan)
I recommend Marvelous Mandarin and Selma Lan to anyone who desires to learn Mandarin and Chinese culture in a comfortable and fun atmosphere. She’s an excellent teacher who’s able to customize her classes based on your own personal goals. Thanks to Selma, I am learning and speaking conversational Mandarin in preparation of bringing my son home from China! She’s a highly educated professional with a great and willing heart to help. I want my son and I to expand our Chinese language skills with Selma. She’s wonderful with adults and children alike!
- Bonnie L. (adult student)